Fighter Remix is a port of the first installment Virtua
Fighter, originally for the Sega Saturn. The graphics were improved slightly
over the original, which featured new texture mapping and upgraded character models (now with a higher polygon count). Other than the updated graphics, the game engine is
the same as the classic arcade title.
New selection screen
artwork... not bad!
VF Remix was also released in arcades on
the ST-V (an arcade platform based on the Sega Saturn). Later in 1996 a PC
version was released. The Windows version played in a higher resolution and also
included the option to use the textured Remix models or the original
flat-shaded models. Probably the most
eye-catching aspect of Virtua Fighter Remix is the artwork by Katsuya
Terada, which appears on the in-game selection screen and the cover of the game
boxes (in some regions).
An improved appearance,
but the same gameplay experience.
If you owned a Sega Saturn, you must have had this game... Especially
since it was given out completely FREE by mail if you were a
registered Saturn owner in the US... certainly not a bad deal.
Though a good home console fighting game at
the time, Virtua Fighter was nearly two years old, and looked
even though the graphics had significantly improved from the original
version. Still a quality game, but the fighting genre was highly competitive in
1995/1996, which in turn made VF Remix actually seem "older"
than it was. ~TFG